188 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

7.2
188 reviews
Recommended
(6.7)
Food
(7.2)
Service
(7.4)
Value for money
(7.2)
Atmosphere
(7.8)

dined on Sat, 22 Dec 2018

(6)
foods where terrible. uncooked pasta ,tasteless risotto and smelly Fish and chips.

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(10)
We actually had breakfast on both mornings & a dinner. We absolutely loved it. The meal times were excellent. The staff were lovely. The couldn’t fault anything. We will definitely be going back.

dined on Sat, 16 Feb 2019

(9)
Great location and views, we both had salads and they were nice, service was good and prompt. Happy to come back here again.

dined on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

(8)
The waitress didn't ask the patrons if they have finished their meal and remove the plates

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

(9)
A nice restaurant with views. Staff are friendly.

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

(2)
Booking with Dimmi excellent and good table reserved on busy Saturday evening. Service and attendance was good. Unfortunately, the food was a let-down on a special occasion - salmon was bland, snapper tasteless, daughter's linguini was dry and left half and worst was son's fish n chips which we tasted after he ate some to find fish partly uncooked and left stale horrible taste in mouth - truly dead. Olivos refunded the meal but seriously the chefs should not be serving this.

dined on Sat, 22 Dec 2018

(9)
Great location and service. Lovely food. We sat outside on a Saturday night and enjoyed the fireworks

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

(9)
Great food, great service and fantastic view of fireworks.

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

(1)
Over priced below average food, terrible service. Very loud and rushed experience. Not recommended

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

(7)
I dined here on a Saturday night with my family. Upon arrival, I explained that I had a booking and the staff member seemed confused and went to check. A different person came over and asked us "how many people" and I explained that I already had a booking. We got a seated at a table that was already reserved so I assumed that they found my booking. For starters, we had the garlic and herb bread which was a generous serving and flavourful. The pieces were cut quite thick but a sharp knife was provided if you wanted to cut it smaller. For the main, I had the osso bucco ravioli which was handmade pasta in a creamy jus sauce. I found the pasta well cooked and with ample filling. The serving size was quite large with about five pieces of ravioli. We also had the zucchini flavours which were well received as well as the chicken milanese. I enjoyed the food here however the service was a bit off. We didn't receive any table water and it seemed that we had multiple staff looking after our table and that there was some miscommunications between the team members. This place is good for a pre show meal if you're looking for something cheap and cheerful.
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About Olivo Restaurant

An Italian all-rounder. Boasting beautiful waterfront views and an international mix of tourists and local diners, Olivo Harbourside is a great Italian restaurant on the busy boardwalk. Hungry tourists stop to browse the menu, while in-the-know regulars stroll in to grab their favourite harbourside table. Chef Glynn Pedlar aims to please with his extensive menu; there are burgers, handmade pastas, salads, fresh seafood, steaks and even kangaroo (much to travellers’ delight!). The beverage list is even longer, with a huge range of Australian and imported wines, beers, spirits and sparkling, as well as a list of classic and original cocktails. Any night of the week, there are regular specials and deals, as well as a handy early morning breakfast menu. As expected, it’s busy on nights with the Darling Harbour crowd, but it’s a great place to people-watch. A must for any tourist in town. Best dish: Angus rump steak.

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